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Beachcruiser2010-08-12 01:20:56 +0000 #1
Few months back I submerged my bf 750i in a sandy mud hole. Got it back to the house to clean up and noticed my front lower frame plugs had been pushed in and water had gotten inside the frame. Seems like everytime I go move the brute some rusty water leaks out of the frame. Is there anyway I could stop the rust and prevent it from getting worse? Should I some how seal the frame up? Just curious because I don't want this thing to rust away.
Beachcruiser2010-08-12 01:33:25 +0000 #2
Come on guys.....suggestions please.
Smokey2010-08-12 01:46:14 +0000 #3
Try pulling out the rubber plugs and shooting some sort of corrosion prevention product in there, like rust check?
Beachcruiser2010-08-12 02:32:06 +0000 #4
I thought about pulling the plugs and letting the frame air dry for a few days. Then spraying some WD40 in it to coat the inside. Not sure if it'll work though.
blue beast2010-08-12 03:12:56 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Smokey

Try pulling out the rubber plugs and shooting some sort of corrosion prevention product in there, like rust check?

I agree , I think wd-40 would drain out overtime , the rust would stillbe in there . let it air dry for a few days and stick ur finger up it and see how bad it really is . you may have to buy some (acid-cure) spray it in there and then put a rust prevention product in it .I used it on a trailer i rebuilt in highschool and the thing didnt rust except where it was scraped and scarred where new dings appeared. u spray it on and leave it . then u can probably silicone up the holes so it wont happen agian. just my thoughts....maybe you will get some more replies
brutemike2010-08-12 03:50:56 +0000 #6
It will be fine just forget it even happens
garrett t2010-08-12 01:55:35 +0000 #7
i bought a used 05 and the rear plugs were missing. tipped it up and let it drain. its only the straight bottom tubes. i bought new plugs. tipped the bike ahead and poured used motor oil in with a funnel. put plugs in and let her down and there was no leakage. my buddy wondered about tappin the plugs with grease nipples and plunging the fame full. he done it with an old trike he had years ago. i never went that far. the motor oil slopping around and soaking into the rust will take care of the problem.
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-12 04:55:26 +0000 #8
Used motor oil was on my thoughts as well....I use it on ANYTHING rusty around the house
Beachcruiser2010-08-12 05:27:41 +0000 #9
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Originally Posted by garrett t

i bought a used 05 and the rear plugs were missing. tipped it up and let it drain. its only the straight bottom tubes. i bought new plugs. tipped the bike ahead and poured used motor oil in with a funnel. put plugs in and let her down and there was no leakage. my buddy wondered about tappin the plugs with grease nipples and plunging the fame full. he done it with an old trike he had years ago. i never went that far. the motor oil slopping around and soaking into the rust will take care of the problem.

I didn't realize it was only the bottom two frame rails. Good plan, I'll let it dry for a few days and then dump some old Rotella I have from the truck down in there. Looks like I need to get some new caps or possibly some expanding rubber plugs. Thanks
hoover2010-08-12 02:18:44 +0000 #10
drain it and spray foam it
rmax2010-08-12 03:44:42 +0000 #11
they use linseed oil in tubular aircraft frames, it has no petroleum properties in it which according to the old timers will actually cause corison to start. they claim that linseed oil will coat better an work on corison (rust)that could already be started in the raw tubeing, just what i have been told, an i know for a fact that it is required by the FAA spent 30+yrs in aircraft maintance, an modifications

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